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Travis

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  1. Buddy Miles also died yesterday. I met him in 1971 at a small club in Texas and he spent an hour with me helping me develope a drumming "style". This was a guy who toured with Jimi Hendrix, Mike Bloomfield, and Otis Redding and he spent an hour with me... a 20 year old kid who walked into the empty club one afternoon because I was an Electric Flag fan.

  2. IFC just aired a great documentory on the music industries called Before the Music Dies. Top radio stations all owned by the same companies and record companies looking for the fast buck and not willing to groom talent. It reminded me of a year or so ago when Professor Carmen was schooling us on the music industry of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Not much has changed except fewer people making the decisions on what gets aired.

    However, technology is bringing us more bands and a more diverse way to spread the word. Is it the beginning of the end for conventional FM radio?

  3. I was 16 and living in Dallas in 1968. My next door neighbor was Peter Gent of the Cowboys (he later wrote the book North Dallas 40). He gave me a ticket to see the Rolling Stones at SMU and I went with him and a friend of his to the concert. The friend turned out to be Dandy Don Meredith. Bobbi Gentry (Ode to Billy Joe) was the opening act.

    After the concert, all I could say was "Wow, that was great!"

    Don Meredith piped up "She sure was, son. But those Rolling Stones sure sucked." Ain't no accounting for taste.

  4. I was 16 and living in Dallas in 1968. My next door neighbor was Peter Gent of the Cowboys (he later wrote the book North Dallas 40). He gave me a ticket to see the Rolling Stones at SMU and I went with him and a friend of his to the concert. The friend turned out to be Dandy Don Meredith. Bobbi Gentry (Ode to Billy Joe) was the opening act.

    After the concert, all I could say was "Wow, that was great!"

    Don Meredith piped up "She sure was, son. But those Rolling Stones sure sucked." Ain't no accounting for taste.

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